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Pink Smoothie Recipe made with the Vitamix

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Pink Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:

1 medium banana, frozen
½ large beet, peeled and cut into cubes for easier blending
¼ avocado, peeled and pitted
2 cm fresh root ginger, peeled
1 cup water, depending on desired consistency
1 cup kale or spinach (optional)
Optional sweetener (1 handful dates or 2 tablespoon honey)

Directions:

Place all of the ingredients into your Vitamix in the listed order and select the variable 1.
Slowly increase speed to variable 10 and blend until the smoothie has a soft-serve ‘ice cream’ consistency.
Pour into a glass.
Enjoy!

Did you know?

Beetroot is one of the sweeter vegetables available and is used for salads and juices. Beetroot is rich in nitrates that are known to reduce blood pressure and reduce the risk of strokes and heart related disease. Beetroot also includes a pigment called beta cyanin which gives it the beautiful red colour. Beta cyanin is a powerful antioxidant that speeds up detoxification in your liver.

Bananas are an amazing fruit with so many health benefits for you. They are rich in fibre, pectin and also act as a prebiotic, all factors that aid in the digestion process. Bananas contain high levels of tryptophan which converts into serotonin once ingested. Serotonin is a ‘happy mood’ neurotransmitter in the brain. More reason on why bananas are good for you. 

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